To quote Dr. Evil, "The details of our lives are quite inconsequential." What's important is that we like fantasy, as it applies to the genre and the game derived from baseball statistics. We also enjoy developing analytical and computational “tools” for supporting the latter habit. Our goal is to share our fantasy baseball tools with a little help from the fantasy genre for context, allusion, and (fire and) ice breaking. In doing so, we hope to broaden the way our audience approaches fantasy baseball. Our podcast presents our methods to the public in the spirit of OpenSource - through freely helping others we promote active conversation that improves our tools.
Episode 4.25 - Always Tinkering
4.25 examines episode 2.2 of HDM (0:38), tackles some football (5:50), creates a corner plot of statcast pitching data (8:24), and reviews Hector Neris (21:53).
Episode 4.24 - Outcome is a Boolean
4.24 welcomes HDM’s second season (0:37), kicks around some EPL (6:44), seeks a question for pitch arsenal analysis (9:44), and reviews Daniel Hudson (16:04).
Episode 4.23 - Caveats
4.23 peers at the 2020 MLB awards (0:39), turns up the heat for a four-seamer discussion (4:40), and reviews Roberto Osuna (20:43).
Episode 4.22 - Nonplussed
4.22 kicks around some EPL (0:39), notes the return of HDM with season 2 (3:01), deep dives a few ‘sinkerball’ pitchers (4:26), and reviews Sergio Romo (23:32).
Episode 4.21 - Unenviable Job
4.21 mourns the life of the first James Bond (0:39), kicks around some EPL (2:29), continues the saga of sinkers vs two-seamers (5:04), and reviews Wade Davis (20:13).
Episode 4.20 - Crude Approximation
4.20 notes the auspicious pod number (0:38), bats around some Rays/Dodgers mid-World Series thoughts (0:52), breezes through the EPL table (2:12), scrutinizes the pitch fingerprinting PCA application by asking whether two-seam fastballs are sinkers (4:00), and reviews the Dodgers bullpen (19:02).